Lars Christensen

Lars Christensen

PhD fellow

I study the interactions between nutrition, gut microbiota, and host metabolism. As MSc student and research assistant, I investigated the effects of dietary (e.g. breast milk) and microbial (e.g. fecal transplant) interventions on infant gut microbiota and health.

Recently, I have applied my skills within personalized obesity management with a specific focus on weight loss prediction by pretreatment gut microbiota composition. In five independent studies, we have found that the microbial biomarker, Prevotella-to-Bacteroides ratio, predicts weight loss among overweight subjects when consuming specific dietary fibres. To further explore this, we are conducting randomized controlled trials during 2020 and 2021.

Possible conflicts of interest

  • Nutrition consultant, F.C. København

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